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Sleeplay expands foothold 

March 6, 2023HME News Staff

MIAMI – Sleeplay, an online sleep provider, has launched a mobile application. The app, available on the App Store and Google Play Store, will give customers access to online CPAP experts, user-friendly upload Rx for fast order placement and visibility into past orders, the company says. “We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the Sleeplay app and expand our foothold in the CPAP and luxury sleep space,” said Aaron Fuhrman, founder and director of Sleeplay. “Adapting...

CPAP Therapy, Mobile app, Online, Provider, Sleeplay

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PottyCap nabs top product award 

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PottyCap nabs top product award 

October 31, 2022HME News Staff

ATLANTA – Blanor Products won the Gold Award as part of the New Product Pavilion Providers’ Choice Awards at Medtrade East for its PottyCap portable urinal for women. The Motif Aura breast pump from Motif Medical won the Silver Award and the SitnStand standing-assistance system for wheelchairs from Life Assistant won the Bronze Award. All products were featured in the New Product Pavilion at Medtrade East and were voted as favorites by attendees. The awards are sponsored by HomeCare Media. 

2022, Award, Medtrade, Provider

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Kelly Grahovac


Stakeholders gear up for NSC transition

September 30, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – It should be business as usual for providers when CMS winds down the National Supplier Clearinghouse on Nov. 6, but industry stakeholders caution a wait-and-see approach.  Agency officials announced during a Sept. 21 Open Door Forum that it’s transitioning from the NSC to two National Provider Enrollment Contractors: Palmetto GBA, for the western half of the country (NPEC West) and Novitas for the eastern half (NPEC East).   While stakeholders are familiar...

CMS, National Supplier Clearinghouse, Novitas, Palmetto, Provider

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CMS switches provider enrollment contractors 

September 22, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The National Suppliers Clearinghouse will no longer process new DMEPOS provider enrollment applications starting Oct. 29, CMS officials announced during a Sept. 21 Open Door Forum. After that date, Palmetto will process applications for the west half of the country and Novitas for the east half. At this time, suppliers don’t need to take any action, but they should continue working with the NSC, officials said. Any in-process applications will automatically be transferred...

CMS, Provider

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IHCS expands to meet demand 

June 17, 2022HME News Staff

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Integrated Home Care Services, an independent administrator of home health, DME and home infusion benefits, plans to offer expanded services in 13 states to meet the growing demand for home care. Founded in 2015, IHCS currently serves the home care needs of more than 2.2 million patients through partnerships with managed care organizations and risk-bearing provider organizations across the country. "IHCS was created to better meet the needs of the managed care industry,”...

Integrated Home Care Services, Managed Care, Provider, Value-Based Care

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1800Wheelchair enters shared economy space

May 26, 2022Tracy Orzel

NEW YORK - 1800Wheelchair has answered the calls of customers—literally—and launched, a new service that allows customers to rent Featherchair lightweight wheelchairs, power chairs and scooters.  "We get around 500 phone calls a day and one of the top requests people have is, ‘I’m in rehab or I’m traveling, I need something for a short period of time,’” said Joseph Piekarski, CEO.  Loopt, a Toronto-based, e-commerce...

1800wheelchair, Provider, Wheelchair

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Alpine Home Medical: Still going and still growing


Alpine Home Medical: Still going and still growing

March 18, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SALT LAKE CITY - Alpine Home Medical is turning 25 this year and is growing faster than ever, many thanks to its independent spirit, says CEO Jay Broadbent.   “Being an independent provider gives us a lot of freedom to do things the way we think they ought to be done,” he said. “We’re much more nimble than a large national company, so we can make a decision and go with it immediately."  Today, Broadbent leads 10 Alpine Home Medical locations in Utah and Idaho,...

Anniversary, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Jay Broadbent, Provider

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Legal Update: Document everything

July 7, 2021Kelly T. Custer

Q. What do I need to know about the updated requirements for Provider Relief Funds?  A.Suppliers across the country were pleasantly surprised with the release of updated reporting requirements and deadlines in connection with funds received from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund (PRF).  With the prior July 1 deadlines looming, suppliers had been increasingly concerned with the reporting burdens and the amount of time available to gather final data and complete the submissions and...

Brown & Fortunato, Kelly T. Custer, Provider

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Connie Sullivan

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Judge dismisses home infusion lawsuit

June 17, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A U.S. district court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the National Home Infusion Association over the implementation of a Medicare home infusion therapy services benefit for a “lack of subject matter jurisdiction.”  The lawsuit, filed in 2019 against the Department of Health and Human Services, argued that a final rule published in November 2018 that limits reimbursement for professional services to only those days a “skilled professional is in the home,”...

Home Infusion, National Home Infusion Association (NHIA), Provider, transitional payment

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HHS updates guidance on Provider Relief Fund reporting

June 14, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services last week updated guidance on Provider Relief Fund reporting, including that the PRF Reporting Portal will be open for providers to submit information on July 1. Other key updates in the revised “Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements,” according to VGM Government Relations:  The period of availability of funds is based on the date the payment is received. Previous guidance indicated that all payments...

Provider, Public Health Emergency, Reporting Portal

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